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Continuing our post-referendum Scottish theme this weekend, here's a song whose best-known lines figured in a lot of glib commentary in recent weeks - "Will Scotland take the high road, etc?" This essay is adapted from Mark's book A Song For The Season, personally autographed copies of which are exclusively available from the Steyn store: O you'll tak' the high road and I'll tak' the low road And I'll be in Scotland afore ye... The best known Scottish song of all time is the one about ...

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A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 15-21

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark...

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Highland Flung

After a couple of weeks overseas, I returned to The Hugh Hewitt Show for my weekly chit-chat with the maestro. Hugh was kind enough to mention my forthcoming appearance in Minneapolis, presented by the Center of the American Experiment live at Orchestra Hall on October 9th. You can get more info and book tickets here. The Daily Caller was more interested in what I had to say to Hugh about Obama and ISIS: "He wants to neutralize ISIS, not in terms of driving them from the map in the Middle East. ...

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Topical Take

The Celtic Fringe of the Axis of Extinction

As a postscript to Scotland's failed secession campaign, here's my penultimate column from The Daily Telegraph of January 24th 2006, addressing the real problem with Scots nationalism - the shortage of Scots: Consider the following headline from The Scotsman the other week: "Teaching jobs in doubt as pensioners set to outnumber pupils by 2009." This was a story by Peter MacMahon, the paper's "Scottish Government Editor", and it begins thus: Scotland's demographic time bomb will explode in three ...

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Descent into Barberism

Only in America: A Swat team for hairdressing regulation

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Och Aye the Now!

As a postscript to my comments on Thursday's referendum and my Sunday Telegraph column from 17 years ago, a commenter over at Lucianne.com has turned up some throwaway observations of mine on contemporary Scotland...

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Steyn on Britain and Europe

Kingdom Come, Kingdom Go

Selling Britishness in a post-imperial age

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Topical Take

The Varispeed UK: All Exceptions and No Rule

It has taken a mere 17 years for Tony Blair's devolution proposals to bring Scotland to the brink of secession. Here's what I wrote at the time in The Sunday Telegraph on July 27th 1997...

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Steyn on Canada and the Commonwealth

The Bickering Genocides

The Canadian Mausoleum of Human Rights (as Scaramouche calls it) finally opened this weekend. Canadian officialdom, from the Queen and the Governor General down, is fully on board with the world's first atrocity resort, while everyone else is flouncing around in a big queeny huff. Joseph Brean's report for The National Post provides a useful update on the most recent additions to the ranks of the disaffected, among them: ~Hiba and Safa Choudhury, who feel the Palestinian Naqba has been ...

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Mark at the Movies

Mrs Brown

The reborn Kingdom of Scotland may be on hold for a year or two, but here at SteynOnline we're having a Scottish-themed weekend. For our Saturday date movie, here's a highland fling of a most unusual character: The girl is Scotland's Queen; the boy is her loyal servant. Mrs Brown, the story of Queen Victoria and John Brown, was made in 1997, and by a quirk of timing was released a week after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. But, even without a helping hand from fate, it seems designed to ...

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"The Barbra Streisand Effect on Steroids"

On Wednesday afternoon, the climate activist group Penn Futures hosted a Twitter q-&-a with serial litigant and self-conferred Nobel Laureate Michael E Mann under the new hashtag #AskDrMann. How'd it go? Well...

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Defend Free Speech!

The Lonesomest Mann in Town

Michael Mann takes a stand for science, but science won't take a stand for Michael Mann

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Mark's Mailbox

Once More Into the Striped Hose...

Another week of lively letters from SteynOnline readers

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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